City of San Jose

April 24, 1995

Mayor of the City of San Jose, California

Whereas: More than one million people of Armenian ancestry were victims of the genocide perpetrated by the governments of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, prior to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey; and

Whereas: Each April, members of Congress join the Armenian American community in remembrance across the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide; and

Whereas: By consistently remembering and openly condemning the atrocities committed against the Armenians, the Congress has helped to renew the commitment of the people of the United States to oppose any and all instances of genocide;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Susan Hammer, Mayor of the City of San Jose, on this 24th day of April, 1995, do hereby acknowledge the commemoration of the 80TH ANNIVERARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE